900 Lapu policemen to secure Nuestra Señora de Regla fiesta

Futch Anthony Inso 11/16/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) will deploy around 900 policemen that will secure the city in the upcoming fiesta celebration of the miraculous image of Nuestra Señora de Regla on November 20…

Badian officials to consult Capitol on next move against illegally built beach houses

Futch Anthony Inso 09/06/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Badian will consult first the Cebu Provincial Capitol on their next move against the beach houses that were illegally built in Barangay Lambug. Engineer Vicente Jojie Nellas, head of the…

Cebu City OBO says Pit-os subdivision lacks retaining wall, fencing permits, violates 3-meter easement

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/17/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) head Architect Florante Catalan said the subdivision in Barangay Pit-os whose retaining wall collapsed following a heavy downpour last Saturday, August 13, 2022, lacks…

Cebu City OBO chief commits to 1-hour processing of building permits

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It will only take an hour to process building permits in Cebu City. This was the commitment of the Cebu City OBO head Architect Florante Catalan to city residents during a media forum…

Cebu City’s OBO identifies old structures for demolition, renovation

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) in Cebu City has identified several abandoned structures for demolition or retrofitting after inspections revealed its unsafe and poor condition. Among the structures identified for demolition…

Mandaue OBO suspends construction works on collapsed warehouse

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) of Mandaue City has issued a suspension order against the warehouse on V. Albano St. in Barangay Maguikay, which collapsed while it rained on Wednesday, June…

Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

OBO to construction safety officers: Do your job

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) is reminding construction safety officers to ensure safety of workers.  Building Official, Architect Florante Catalan, said that safety officers have a huge role in the success…

8 suspensions, 330 notices of violation issued by OBO this year for safety concerns

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) has issued suspension orders to 8 construction projects and issued notices of violation to 330 other sites in the city this year for lack…

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante…

OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) here has identified 83 establishments violating the three-meter easement policy along major waterways in the city. The OBO conduced an inspection on October 19 and 20, 2020,…

Clearing of waterways in Cebu City’s south district starts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Wednesday, August 19, started the removal of structures that were encroaching waterways in at least three barangays in the city’s south district. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the City Council’s…

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